As long as in app purchases are turned off you will be fine. You can play the game without ever connecting to facebook. This game is appropriate for any age but will be more challemging for younger players. All King apps are variation of a theme. This one is no different with stunning visuals and graphics and the gameplay experiance is pretty much the same as the first one. I quickly found it boring but evidently other people didn't because it is still currntly the number 1 app in the appstore.